I always leave plenty of green onions to overwinter in the garden because, in the spring, it’s a treat to be able to go out and harvest them to add to my salad and/ or salad dressings. Over the years, I’ve created a few short cuts so I have onions ready to go into whatever I’m making. Chop by hand If you don’t want to chop the onions by hand, an easier way is to chop them in a food processor – the goal is to chop the greens into small pieces. The food processor chops the onion into really fine pieces. Finely chopped onions make great additions to salad dressings. They are perfect to add to add to hamburger or meatloaf dishes. Chopped onions are also perfect in a fresh salad. Fresh green onions in a container store well in the refrigerator so they are always ready when I need them.